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Colonisation Timeline

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    Colonisation Timeline

  • Willem Jansz Arrival in Australia

    Willem Jansz Arrival in Australia
    The first European to discover was thought to have been Willem Jansz, a Dutchmen who sailed along part of the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1606 and landed on Australian soil.
  • An Dutch Explorer arrivals in Australia

    An Dutch Explorer arrivals in Australia
    Dirk Hartog, a Dutch explorer, sails to Western Australia. The Island is named after the first European known to have landed there in 1616. Dirk Hartog made the first confirmed landing on the west coast on the island that now bears his name. The expedition was sailing aboard the Eendragt. Dirk Hartog called the island Eendrachsland after his ship but this name did not become official.
  • An English Explorer arrivals in Australia

    An English Explorer arrivals in Australia
    William Dampier, English explorer, arrives on the west coast of Australia. On January 15th 1688 the ship sailed into the waters of the north west coast of Australia. Dampier is often quoted as the first Englishman to set foot on the Australian mainland but there is no proof that he was the first member of the crew of the Cygnet to step ashore.
  • Captain Cook's arrival in Australia

    Captain Cook's arrival in Australia
    Captain James Cook was a British navigator who in 1770, on his ship the HMS Endeavor. Cook discovered New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef which is known to be the world's most dangerous place to discover. Aborigines Perspective -
    The aborigine people had never seen white people until Captain James Cook landed in Botany Bay in 1770. They were shocked to see these white people in their strange clothes. At first the Aborigines were friendly towards the visitors but were very confused too.
  • First Fleet

    First Fleet
    The First Fleet of 11 ships, left Portsmouth in 1787 with more than 1480 men, women and children onboard. After a voyage of three months the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay on 24 January 1788. The Aborigines met the British in an uneasy stand off, what is now known as Frenchmans Beach at La Perouse.
  • Aborigines Perspective on the First Fleet

    Aborigines Perspective on the First Fleet
    The Aborigines were thinking who are these people and what are they doing even though the Aborginies didn't own the land they still wanted to know what they were doing and why they were here. They had never seem white people before so this was maybe their first time. They fought to the white people and had an uneasy meeting through their fight.
  • Convicts Perspective on the First Fleet

    Convicts Perspective on the First Fleet
    Convicts Perspective -
    On the boat to Botany Bay the convicts were feeling seasick but mostly lonely because they had to leave their families behind and probaly never see them again. They were confused why they had to travel far and because they had done a little crime be in jail for a long period of time.
  • French coming to Australia

    French coming to Australia
    Following the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the first French settlers soon began to arrive, including officials, convicts and refugees. Over the ensuing decades, many French settlers would go on to become land owners, merchants and wine-makers.
  • Queen's Birthday

    Queen's Birthday
    The Queen’s Birthday has been celebrated since 1788, as Australia is a member of the Commonwealth Realms, so the Queens is the Monarch of Australia, Queen’s birthday is a public holiday in most of the states, for some, it is a day spent with family while for others, it is a day for visiting a sport event.
  • Convicts in Australia

    Convicts in Australia
    During the period between 1788 and 1868, about 160,000 convicts were sent to Australia. What happened to them when they got to Australia depended on their skills or education, how they behaved themselves and some luck.
  • Eureka Stockade

    Eureka Stockade
    The Eureka Stockade was caused by a disagreement over what Gold Miners felt were unfair laws over all gold before Gold Rush was to be given to the Government. The Gold Rush started in Bathurst, NSW, Aus. But in 1823 James McBrien found traces near Bathurst, NSW, Aus. Also in 1841 Rev.WB.Clarck found a gold nugget near Cox's River, NSW, Aus.
  • Ayers Rock is first sighted by Europeans.

    Ayers Rock is first sighted by Europeans.
    DDebate continues on when the first Aborigines moved into the area but the best evidence suggests that it was at least 20 000 years ago. The arrival of Europeans in the area was part of the exploration of the centre during the 1870s. Ernest Giles traveled through the area in 1872 and named both Lake Amadeus and Mount Olga. Giles returned to the area in 1873 but was beaten to Uluru by William Gosse who sighted the monolith on 19 July and named it after the Chief Secretary of South Australia.
  • Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly
    Ned Kelly died at the age of 25 in Melbourne, Victoria. As an Irish bushranger, Ned Kelly stole animals and money from people to help the poor, to some, he was considered as a hero, but others see him as a villain because he killed lots of policeman.
  • The Ashes

    The Ashes
    Australia defeats England in a cricket match held on English soil for the first time, which led to the birth of “The Ashes”. The Ashes is played between Australia and England. Cricket is definitely one of the favorite summer sports among Australians.
  • Federation

    Before 1900, there was no actual country called Australia, there were six colonies of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia that existed on the Australian continent and Tasmania the island colony. That's why in 1901 Australia became a nation, and of course with a nation you have to have a prime minister and Australia's first prime Minster was Edwind Bartin. In 1901, it was official Australia had become a nation.
  • Australia's involvment in WW1

    Australia's involvment in WW1
    Australia's involvement in the First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war on 4 August 1914, and both Prime Minister Joseph Cook and then Opposition Leader Andrew Fisher, who were in the middle of an election campaign, pledged full support for Britain. The outbreak of war was greeted in Australia, as in many other places, with great enthusiasm.
  • Voting rights for Aborigines

    Voting rights for Aborigines
    In 1962 Aborigines were allowed to vote for who they wanted to be elected. Neville Bonner was the first Aboriginal man to sit in any Australian Parliament. Although Indigenous people had won new respect through their war service, the general Australian community and government attitude after the war was that 'Aborigines should become like us'.
  • Cathy Freeman

    Cathy Freeman
    Cathy Freeman winning gold in the women’s 400m at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.This was big because the opening and closing ceremonies celebrated Indigenous cultural identity and history.
  • Australia's connections to Britin

    Australia's connections to Britin
    Today Australia is still conected to Britin in many ways eg. Cricket (The Ashes), The Queen, The Flag in the left corner and that both Australia and Britin both speak English.